CAN YOU IMAGINE THAT Can You Imagine That is a show that features strange and surprising stories from newspaper columns from accross the country. The stories are presented as a combination of docudrama sketches combined with vignettes about odd news items and historical oddities. From the Old Time Radio Researchers Group. See "Note" Section below for more information on the OTRR. favoritefavoritefavoritefavoritefavorite ( 1 reviews ) Topics: OTRR, Old Time Radio Researchers Group, Old Time Radio, OTRR Single Episodes, Can You Imagine That,...
Documentary short. Training film for the OSS radio transceiver SSTR-1. As always, any error or typo is mine and if you enjoy my uploads or if you intend to make $ or otherwise profit from these files, please consider making a donation to a veteran's charity of your choice and/or Archive.org itself. Thanks. :) favoritefavoritefavoritefavoritefavorite ( 1 reviews ) Topics: World War, 1939-1945, Spies, Clandestine Radio, United States. -- Office of Strategic Services,...
News from 1947. I usually share these via torrent but I don't think all these files are available on archive.org so here's a 1947 news file dump. Plus some talk shows and specials. Any typo or error is mine. favoritefavoritefavoritefavoritefavorite ( 1 reviews ) Topics: 1947, House Un-American Activities Committee, Old Time Radio, World War II: Postwar issues, News,...
CBS produced "The Cases of Eddie Drake" in 1949. It was subsequently shown on NBC in 1951 (June 4 - August 27) and on DuMont in 1952 (March 6 - May 29). The episode: "Shoot the works" aired on DuMont on April 10, 1952. Cast: Don Haggerty (Eddie Drake), Patricia Morrison (Dr. Karen Gayle) favoritefavorite ( 1 reviews ) Topics: Classic TV, 1940's Television, CBS, Detective, 1949
Old Time Radio Programs, America's Town Meeting of the Air Many Thanks To "Rusty Nail" Who Sent these wonderful Programs and Clips thru the various trading Groups. favoritefavoritefavoritefavorite ( 2 reviews ) Topics: Old Time Radio, America's Town Meeting of the Air, Public Affairs Broadcasts
Two con women pose as innocent young girls with big money from Oklahoma and end up taking a hotel for big money. Season 1, Episode 4 favoritefavoritefavoritefavoritefavorite ( 2 reviews ) Topics: Racket Squad, Classic TV
A beautiful wayward young woman (Rita Moreno) has apparently committed suicide, however thirty-two friends engage the services of Detective Lucius Crane (Robert Middleton) to prove it was murder and ensure her a proper Catholic burial. Unaired Pilot from 1958 or 59. favoritefavoritefavoritefavorite ( 2 reviews ) Topics: Classic TV, The Fat Man, Rita Moreno
An episode of the 1957-1958 TV sitcom "Date with the Angels", starring Betty White. This is the closest the show ever got to an "episode about nothing". favoritefavoritefavoritefavorite ( 2 reviews ) Topics: Classic, TV, Television, Classic TV, Classic Television, 1950s, 50s, Fifties, Betty White, Old,...
(82 Episodes plus 1 audition from 1947-1948 season) "Claudia" "Claudia and David," played by Patricia Ryan & Richard Kollmar, was a drama based on the Redbook magazine stories by Rose Franken and William Brown Meloney. It began as a skit on the Kate Smith Hour June 6, 1941; a month later, it became a summer series. Claudia fell in love with David during her teen years. Much of the conflict within the program, derived from the possessiveness of her mother, the... favoritefavorite ( 2 reviews ) Topics: Old Time Radio, OTR Soap Opera, OTR Continuing Drama, * Kathryn Bard, * Paul Crabtree
Dorothy Lamour hosted this 1948-49 variety show that obtained some of the best guests in radio including: Abbott and Costello; Jimmy Stewart, Jack Benny, Lum and Abern; Bob Hope; Martin and Lewis, and Boris Karloff. Includes the infamous Shamrock Hotel broadcast. favoritefavoritefavoritefavoritefavorite ( 2 reviews ) Topics: Old Time Radio, Sealtest Variety Theater, Dorothy Lamour
An episode of the US sitcom "The Trouble with Father" from 1951. In this episode, Jackie pretends to be a mind-reader, with interesting results. Complete with original commercials. favoritefavoritefavoritefavoritefavorite ( 2 reviews ) Topics: The Trouble with Father, 1950s, Fifties, Classic TV, Television
This show has a good old fashioned storyline around neighbors helping neighbors,and using their faith in their daily lives. favoritefavoritefavoritefavorite ( 3 reviews ) Topics: down our way, old time radio
DOWN OUR WAY Not much is known about this series. A search on the internet turned up virtually nothing, and it is not mentioned in any of the reference books, except for a short blurb in Jay Hickerson’s Ultimate Guide. However, it is a very entertaining show. The storyline revolves around neighbors helping neighbors, and using their faith in their daily lives. Believed to have been made in the early 1930s, the series is accented with the main characters practicing their choir hymnals. It was... favoritefavoritefavoritefavoritefavorite ( 4 reviews ) Topics: OTRR, Old Time Radio Researchers Group, Old Time Radio, OTRR Set, OTRR Certified Set, Down Our Way,...
POLICE HEADQUARTERS There is not too much known about the series Police Headquarters. There are 39 known episodes of this police procedural series. The series was syndicated on NBC stations in 1932. Each episode is a complete story of 15 minutes, including the silent movie music at the beginning and end. There is not much to the story line: the police are notified of the crime; they investigate at the scene of the crime; and follow the leads to get their man. Best of all each story gives a... favoritefavoritefavoritefavorite ( 3 reviews ) Topics: OTRR, Old Time Radio Researchers Group, Old Time Radio, OTRR Single Episodes, Police Headquarters,...
From IMDb - Two petty gangsters trying to elude their enemies join the French Foreign Legion. favorite ( 3 reviews ) Topics: We're in the Legion Now, Reginald Denny, Vince Barnett, Esther Ralston, Claudia Dell, Public...
A crooked gambling syndicate tries to force an honest bookkeeper to help them. aired 14 August 1952 Season 2; Episode 48 [The "MPEG4" file is the source file. Download it if your player can handle h.265 (HEVC).] favoritefavoritefavoritefavoritefavorite ( 3 reviews ) Topics: Racket Squad, Reed Hadley, Byron Foulger
13 Part Universal Serial - Former marine flyer Jim Hudson (Milburn Stone), sidekick Bosun (Edgar Kennedy), and the lovely Ruth Miller (Marjorie Weaver) fight to retrieve a super-weapon stolen by Nazi spies. Click Here to View Part 1 Click Here to View Part 2 Click Here to View Part 3 Click Here to View Part 4 Click Here to View Part 5 Click Here to View Part 6 Click Here to View Part 7 Click Here to View Part 8 Click Here to View Part 9 Click Here to View Part 10 Click Here to View Part 11... favoritefavoritefavoritefavorite ( 5 reviews ) Topic: serial, cliffhanger
Taken from IMDB: A scientist discovers a formula for making synthetic gold, but before he can reveal the secret to his colleagues at the International Research Foundation, both he and the book in which he has written the formula disappear. Super-detective Craig Kennedy and his partner are called in to find both the scientists and the formula. The Clutching Hand: Chapter 1 - Who Is the Clutching Hand? The Clutching Hand: Chapter 2 - Shadows The Clutching Hand: Chapter 3 - House of Mystery The... favoritefavoritefavorite ( 4 reviews ) Topics: Serial, Action, Crime, Mystery
The murder of a district attorney is investigated by two reporters, one of whom is played by Milburn Stone (Doc Adams in "Gunsmoke"). favoritefavoritefavoritefavorite ( 5 reviews ) Topics: mystery, Milburn Stone, Monogram Pictures
STAND BY FOR CRIME This show, from the early 1950s, is a good example of the true story style of delivery made popular in radio's classic crime shows Gangbusters and Mr. District Attorney. Of course, the best and most popular of the true crime shows was Dragnet -- the monotone, "just the facts" style demanded by Jack Webb in the show made two points at once: first, that the show wasn't a typical melodramatic crime show, as had been on radio since "the good old days", and... favoritefavoritefavoritefavorite ( 5 reviews ) Topics: OTRR, Old Time Radio Researchers Group, Old Time Radio, OTRR Set, Stand By for Crime, OTRR - 2006-07
Not to be confused with "Murder By Television" starring Bela Lugosi. This film is about a young inventor trying to get his television system financed. A gang of crooks are out to stop him. This film is considered science fiction by many because the concept of television was still on the drawing boards in the 30's, but it's also a comedy. Stars Lyle Talbot, Mary Astor, Nat Pendleton, and Joyce Compton. Whether you would consider this scifi or not, you should find it entertaining anyway. favoritefavoritefavoritefavorite ( 4 reviews ) Topics: comedy, scifi, television, feature films
(63 Episodes) "The Fibber McGee & Molly Show," one of the longest-running radio sitcoms, premiered on NBC Radio Network in 1935, remaining popular until its demise in 1959, long after radio had ceased to be the dominant form of American household entertainment. * SYNOPSIS: Much of the show's humor relied on recurring gags, unseen regulars & punchlines that popped up here & there for its many broadcast years. ** THE McGEE'S HALL CLOSET **: One of the running FM&M jokes... favoritefavoritefavoritefavoritefavorite ( 6 reviews ) Topics: Old Time Radio, OTR Sitcom, OTR Comedy, OTRadio NBC, * Fibber McGee & Molly
Remarkable, surreal industrial film promoting "Atarax," a tranquilizer, and asserting how "ataraxic medicines" can help us all to achieve the relaxed state we long for. Created by Coni Johnston, Mel London, Joseph Cole, Bert Spielvogel, Tracy Ward (a pseudonym for Virginia Bell) and by Rune Hagman, Delores Phox, Jeanne Sharp, Dick Brophy, M. Opelle, Herb Hagens. favoritefavoritefavoritefavorite ( 9 reviews ) Topics: Psychology, Pharmaceutical industry, Medicine: Psychiatry
Biography in Sound was an hour-long documentary radio program that was produced and broadcast in the 1950s. It's one of the best examples of radio excellence - the production is exemplary and I find every episode to be compelling. It's one of my favorites; I don't understand why it isn't more well known! Each episode featured multiple guests, who often were peers or friends of the person who was the featured subject. For example, the show on Hemingway features Mickey Spillane, Gary Cooper, Al... favoritefavoritefavoritefavoritefavorite ( 5 reviews ) Topics: Biography in Sound, Churchill, Winston, Sir, 1874-1965, Old Time Radio, Winston Churchill, OTR,...
Alice Kendall is part of the social elite, and her mother has spent a fortune giving her luxuries. When Alice marrries Fred Garlan her mother wishes him luck as he will need it. Alice wants a new sable coat but Fred can't afford it. When she shows up with a coat, suspicions start to fly. Mystic Nights Videos favoritefavoritefavoritefavorite ( 7 reviews ) Topics: June Collyer, Lloyd Hughes, Owen Moore, Dorothy Christy, Jameson Thomas, Gwen Lee, Robert Agnew,...
Instructional film for telephone business office cashiers (tellers) who interact with the public, with a heavy dose of period sexism. favoritefavoritefavoritefavorite ( 11 reviews ) Topics: Occupations: Clerical, Occupations: Customer service, Communication: Telephone
NOTE: DESCRIPTION CORRECTED. This is about a crime fighting newspaperman. Brad McKay, played by Lee Tracy, whom I have never heard of, works with the police to solve a case involving $100k and some murders. He is wisecracking and thinks his way, rapidly, out of the surprises. Visit: VintageNewscast.com favoritefavoritefavoritefavorite ( 11 reviews ) Topics: the pay off, vintage
Ten "Gang Busters!" episodes: The Boilat-Fiaschetti case (1954), The Graham Dennis case (1955), The Karpis case (1955), The Herbert Noble case (1955), The Mendoro case (1955), The John Dillinger case (1955), The O'Dell-Griffin case (1954), The Phantom case (1955), The Unholy Three case (1955), The Van Meter case (1955). favoritefavoritefavoritefavorite ( 10 reviews ) Topics: Classic TV, Gang Busters!, 1950's Television, Crime, Crime Drama, Criminal, Criminals
Our Miss Brooks began as a radio series in 1948 and migrated to television in 1952 and soon became one of the first hits of the so-called "Golden Age of Television", and making famous Eve Arden (1908-1990) as Comely, a wisecracking, but humane high school English teacher Connie Brooks. (Sourced Our Miss Brooks - Free OTR Shows ) UPDATE: 190 more episodes added. Click Here favoritefavoritefavoritefavorite ( 15 reviews ) Topics: Our Miss Brooks, Old Time Radio, OTR Source: Old Time Radio
An engrossing film noir with Mickey Rooney, Peter Lorre, and Jeanne Cagney. Needing money for a date, Rooney borrows $20 from the cash register, starting a chain of events that includes car theft, burglary, and possibly murder. Read more at the IMDB. (The video is interlaced in both the MPEG2 file and the Cinepack. If viewing with VLC, deinterlace with menu-path Video/Deinterlace/Blend.) This is a better copy than the previous versions that were uploaded. You can load the mpeg2 file into... favoritefavoritefavoritefavorite ( 15 reviews ) Topics: suspense, noir, crime, Mickey Rooney, Peter Lorre